• Bipolar Disorder
• Anxiety Disorders
• Alcohol Use Disorder
• Adult ADHD
• Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
• Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
• Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS)
Dr Tilakawardena is a consultant in General and Adult Psychiatry with over fifteen years’ experience in the Public and Private mental health services in Melbourne.
Her specialties include anxiety disorders, mood disorders (depression and bipolar disorder), Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, psychotic disorders, women’s mental health, adult ADHD and alcohol use disorder. She has a special interest and is trained in dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT), as well as repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS). Dr Tilakawardena provides rTMS treatment effective in treatment resistant depressive disorders in South Eastern Private Hospital in Noble Park ( referrals for rTMS under Dr. Tilakawardena please contact 03 95496555 and request for Mental Health Admissions Coordinator)
Dr Tilakawardena obtained her fellowship of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) after completing basic and advanced training in general adult psychiatry at Monash Health. She has also completed a Masters in Psychological Medicine from Monash University.
Dr Tilakawardena provides comprehensive multidisciplinary treatment for a wide range of mental health conditions affecting adults of all ages, and works primarily in inpatient setting and day therapy facilitation at South Eastern Private Hospital in Noble Park and Delmont Hospital in Glen Iris.
She also provides outpatient consultations and treatment for patients holding private health insurance, as well as WorkCover, TAC and DVA patients. In an outpatient setting she offers individual DBT Informed therapy, only for suitable patients with borderline personality disorder.
Dr Tilakawardana also consults with patients for psychiatric assessment and GP management plans and Periodic reviews under Medicare Item 291/293.